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Dec 23, 2012 4:30pm EST
that government does. simplify the tax code for tax complexity has washington revolves around it. they lose the power for the brainpower to doing productive things. and so yes, the thing to remember about spending if the money doesn't come from the head. it comes from you. you spit it out to politically favored constituent groups. that's not stimulus, more like waste. >> host: just go back to your original point, would you like to see no floating currencies. we had it for 180 years. it provides stability and value is 60 minutes, 16 ounces in a pound. so it doesn't restrict money supplied to have a vibrant economy of blossoms. a stagnant economy stays stagnant. what it means is if you make a contract to years from now that a fixed amount of dollars from the value of the dollar to years of the same messages today. when you make an investment company you are in effect when you value that investment is the future stream of income and net present value. so if your facebook shoes because you think it's going to pretend times in the next five years, you don't know what the dollars going
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Dec 23, 2012 2:45pm EST
there. the hard top economists and started a website. we held a second conference on tax policy in may in new york and we have an event scheduled in september in chicago that will feature governor mitch daniels. like the project as a whole, this book seeks americans as our economic problems as a way to advance opportunity and prosperity. we are currently growing at 2%. that's not good enough. this book offers free ticket to 4%. if we get to 4%, unemployment will plummet and so with the burden of debt. we hope this book will become the focus of discussion about the economy during the election campaign and beyond. it's about growth and freedom. today we have a short discussion appear among three contributors to the book. i want to introduce my good friend and former colleague, kevin hassett, american enterprise institute, formerly senior economist at the fed. he read a great chapter on the path to growth, focusing on spending, taxes and certainty. next come on the far end, jason fichtner, senior research fellow at the mercator center at george mason university and former chief econom
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Dec 29, 2012 12:00pm EST
argument that we need the right tax incentives, and that we need a right of work force that is educated. jefferson has the view that the government needs to support manufacturing. now, this becomes the american economic system and influences henry, abraham lincoln, and is the governing philosophy of america's rise in industrialization. herbert hoover, when i got to the commerce building, and why would your name be in the commerce building, the president responsible for the depression, there's a lot of republic for hoover. he was not the best president, but a great commerce secretary. he was the secretary of commerce and under secretary of everything else, and he was working for calvin coolidge, and you know what hoover did? he believed in the american economic system, and he and calvin coolage, the apostle of limited government, poured in millions of dollars to the aviation industry which is still in wichita, kansas, funded the existence of infrastructure, and calvin coolidge, quoted in the book, talks about the importance of the investment in roads. eisenhower, of course, with
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Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm EST
and taxing. and entitlement policy. but this book also gets deeply into energy, into immigration, entrepreneurship and a lot of other areas where we think policies f they change -- if they change, can promote growth. so i thank you all for coming. thank you, mr. president, and, please, pick up your book on the way out. [applause] and read it. ?rsh. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. facebook.com/booktv. >> next, chrystia freeland talks about the rides of the super rich, the top .1% of the global population. and the impact they have in the world. this talk was hosted by politics & prose bookstore in washington, d.c., and it's about an hour. [applause] >> hey, thanks a lot. and and sorry for keeping everyone waiting. you-had a chance to finish reading my book in that time. [laughter] so i probably don't need to say anything about it. so i'll just say a few things, um, about what's in my book, and then maybe we can talk about it. as i've been sort of
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm EST
expended past the stamp act stamp act in 1765, imposing the tax of varying sizes on every business license and legal document in the colonies, as well as every copy of every magazine and newspaper, not to mention every deck of playing cards in play by those to see them through hard times. the cries of outrage were heard across the atlantic. americans were already out of work in cash and no hope. burdened by sugar and molasses taxes and sick and tired of it on wheels of bureaucracy right with overpaid incompetent functionaries who have no interest in the shoveling. columnist were taxed out and fed up and demanding a change. now, if this sounds like a recap of some of the rhetoric that has been flying across temporary airwaves, that is little surprise. tough times have always made for tough politics. but there is one significant difference to keep in mind. in fact, columnist had no hope. however illusory, that the next election or the other party might turn things around. in fact, there were no elections this absence. authority resided with the teen and parliament. columnist complain
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Dec 29, 2012 9:30pm EST
tax that was a political hot potato and being imposed to keep them from driving into london the american embassy maintained there were not liable to pay because they said it was a charge but they call it the tax. robert tuttle arrived for his credentials they went through the formalities then the informal discussion and she said, and stand you think the congestion charge is the tax? she said it is and she said of course, it is. the diplomatic corps turned white at the prospect but that is very unusual. with her relationship with american presidents, she bonded with them on a personal basis but nothing to do with politics. >>host: with several instances you indicated she has a wicked sense of humor. >>guest: she does. she spends a lot of time in scotland is a great mimic and does a good gordon brown. but her sense of humor is subtle and dried and one of my favorite examples back in 2003 an american lady was in waiting celebrating her 70th birthday held at a nightclub on the square. the queen was very excited because she had not been to a nightclub since the 1940's when she was ma
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Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
$2500 for an adult, $8000 for a family. that's your tax subsidy. you spend additional money after taxes and treat everybody the same. >> host: what do you mean? >> guest: right now we don't. right now you get in a subsidy to employer provides you with a plan, you get no tax relief. purchasing insurance on your own. under obamacare, inequities are even worse. step on the treat everyone the same. when you buy insurance, no matter who you are, get the same amount of help from
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
relationship with. >> anyway you are doing a good job. >> i have this little gas tax bill though that i'm starting out minimally. i'm not giving -- getting any support, even minimally. i bet on all my arguments and i have people worrying about it now. they won't raise taxes because grover said no. >> when coburn takes off 6 billion on ethanol and grover calls it a tax increase, i called him. >> tom is helping on this. i'm gaining ground. >> is she well? and to listen there. sam donaldson said he would. >> would you mind holding this book for her one of our member's? >> i didn't write this book. i don't get any money out of this. the money goes to the author. i don't get any. no, it's true. >> thank you so much, sir. thank you so much. >> you are welcome. yours get special care. >> hello, senator. i used to work with michael toner at center thurmond's office in the 80's and this is my husband. we are big fans of yours. >> i needed in my line of work. >> you are sweetheart. it's so nice to see you and i can't wait to read this. a. >> it's a good book. i will personalize it. >> we are gettin
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
exist in the republican party. listen, the answer is grover norquist no new tax pledge. that alone would free the republican party to engage in good faith, sensitive negotiations. everybody knows that our taxes are now at an historic low in the contemporary era and they're going to go out sort of naturally. and with the aging of the population, i guarantee you will be somewhere around 22% gdp. wouldn't it be nice if we could acknowledge that and say what's the most bowl, efficient way to structure a tax system, probably progressive consumption tax direct it in ways to accomplish a whole host of object is. as long as you have that pledge to which members signed, it's hopeless. the republican party cannot be a player in any constructive resolution of the problems confronting the country. there is no political space for a third-party to occupy. it's based on a presumption. we have two extreme parties and there's this great center to mobilize and i'm deeply skeptical that there's room for such a party and would really play a constructive role. is it going to get worse than it is now in
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Dec 30, 2012 12:00am EST
their families. i am not saying there should be an inscription or a war tax or there should be anything but it's not sustainable the way it is right now. one general in the book who preferred to go on background and not to use his name said he hoped my book would least help some people understand why we shouldn't go to war so quickly, what it is that is being sacrificed because he compared this general and excuse me, he felt like we were the relevance to fight our wars and there was completely separate reporting on the wars while not having served. it is not a problem because most of what i report on is not groups that i belong to and it's always been that case. writing this book is help may have a greater understanding and not just the difference between a first sergeant and a staff sergeant or sergeant first class. but also just what it's like to be a soldier. by never truly will understand that but i have a much greater understanding of it. i do think that when our nation goes to war, i'm not saying the policymakers, a lot of debate is flippant and there is no resemblance to
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm EST
the middle class that needs to be lifted up, it's the middle class that can't afford tax hikes, and those at the very top can do just a little bit more. ates very simple point. and i just would hope, given that everyone says they're for the middle class -- i know my colleagues on the other side of the aisle say that every day, that they agree with that. that finding this compromise will not be elusive but will come to pass. you know, i have been here for a while, and my understanding is we haven't met between christmas and new year's since 1962. so it does take a crisis, of major proportion, to make that happen. and i think we are in a crisis right now. but it's a self-made one, mr. president. it's a self-imposed one. it's like the crisis we had on the debt ceiling. self-imposed. it's not some god forbid exterior attack on our country, which we couldn't prevent. it's not some god forbid plague or a terrible virus that is running across the land. it's, to me, something that is not that complicated, as the president said. we had a series of tax cuts that are expiring. if we let them e
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
discriminatory practices such as poll taxes, literacy tax, grandfather clauses were commonplace. those have no place in 21st century america. the constitution is for all of us, insuring all americans are able to vote and have their vote counted, should be an issue of concern to democrats and republicans. it should be an matter of conscience for us, regardless of what political party we belong to. so it was no such is ago, republicans democrats stood on the capital steps to reaffirm our commitment to full full democratic because a patient. we reauthorize the key provisions of the voting rights act of 1965. our work in 2006 reinvigorate reauthorized, stood in stark contrast to the tremendous resistance of the bitter politics which met the initial landmark law. after nearly 20 hearings in this committee, and the house judiciary committee, we found in section five of the voting rights act continue to be affected and the necessary tool for protecting voting rights among modern-day barriers to voting. legislation contained specific parts without the need for reauthorization conclude that without rea
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Dec 26, 2012 11:00pm EST
offenders. the taxes that people could no longer be thrown in prison for having consensual that. they saved affirmative-action in the famous case from michigan law school. case after case reject the bush administration position on guantÁnamo bay and treatment of the detainees there. so why did the court of last? well, the court move left because sandra day o'connor grew more and more alienated from the modern republican party. she didn't like john ashcroft. she did not warrant here has been connect it. she didn't like the way the war in iraq was being conducted and above all, she was alienated by something that doesn't get talked about a lot now, but the one very large in the history of our country. not just the supreme court. and this terry schiavo case. the terry schiavo case had a big impact on justice o'connor summoned the police and judicial independence, the summit dealing, although many people didn't know at the time come with dissent ever has been alzheimer's disease. the idea of medical decision-making for a critically alpert was not just an abstraction for justice o'c
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
him today, who controlled government spending and taxes. the famous speech warning against the industrial complex was at the end of the presidency, but worked on it all along behind the scenes. heaven help us he liked to say when we get a president who knows less about the military than i do. it was not about the economy or saving money. in the berlin crisis and earlier crisis with korea and vietnam in 1953 over the strait in 1954-55 and 1958 in the suez crisis in 1956, he was planning a bigger gain for higher stakes. west point cadet and young army officer, ike was a great poker player, and, indeed, so good, he had to give it up. he was taking too much money from the fellow officers hurting his career. he switched to bridge, but he never forgot how to bluff. the soviets, he bluffed with nuclear weapons. as only a real warrior can, ike hated war. curiously, the great war hero was never in combat. in world war i, he was training troops to his great chagrin, and world war ii, he was too valuable and knew too much to risk getting captured or killed, but he knew war. he went to bat
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 2:00pm EST
administration and congress gave it a tax break and helped it survive. by the 1980s fannie mae was making boat loads of money again and it was so profitable was almost embarrassing. now lessee of was a savvy fellow named david maxwell from philadelphia. maxwell knew that there was a fundamental choice to be made. a right wing would always push to abolish fannie mae because it was a form of socialism. the left wing would always be pressuring any and freddie to earn their keep by doing more for the 4. the bigger fannie and freddie got, the more political pressure they would feel. so this government charter, this rule in public policy, really worth the bother? should fannie mae cut the cord with the federal government and become a truly private company? maxwell lawyered up a study that question and the first person he hired to do the study was jimmy johnson. johnson came from the small town of bentsen, minnesota. i went there. didn't find much. from these humble beginnings johnson became a big operator in the democratic party. he worked for the presidential campaigns of gene mccarthy, musky, geor
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm EST
someone sees you and taxes the boat. the river itself is only 25 miles long beginning at six mile lake and the south. for local teenagers with cars it is the only place to drive and then like me they have to wait for someone to come get them in a boat. as far as we know, the amazon is the last place where there may exist if you tribes of people that have yet to make contact. lost in the hidden world of the jungle. this may be true but when i travel to the place like this in the surrounding landscape i wonder if there is any place as remote as this. they are walking on the road where no one is watching a thousand years if that. i am horse after a few minutes dealing both foolish and rude to be yelling in such immense quite. no one comes for the first hour. then the vote appears on the river making its way towards my side. the skeptics say soft landing either the native taking his son out for an afternoon cruise on the river says hello. i ask if i can catch a ride back to his town. well, that all depends, now doesn't it, he said, his eye is hiding behind his sunglasses with his voic
CSPAN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
you have the whisky tack -- tax and rebellion. how did they respond to that? >> guest: that went better than shay's rebellion did, but, sure. they recognized that they needed a strong federal power, but they needed to be checks that would ensure that the states kept powers as welt. >> host: over time, then, during 1800, the rest of the 1800s, we can -- 1900s, continue to have guns play a role in society, particularly, on the frontier. any surprises you found studying that era? >> guest: well, the main surprise to me was gun control in the wild west, and i grew up, western in the 50s, and plenty of guns there, and, well, in reality, you couldn't carry a gun around in a town like dodge city is a good example. there were laws against that. you had to depart with your arms. if you with a cowboy coming in from the plains, there was a place to store your pistol if you had one. >> host: that doesn't fit with the way people think about it. >> guest: no. this is, of course, in settlements, not in the wild prairie, but, you know, they were like towns everywhere today. you need a little law
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 1:15pm EST
this a couple of months ago. in the state's there is that taxed as a nation which allowed a publisher to be essentially charitable. it moves itself out of the commercial realm and is designated as nonprofit. take charitable contributions to do that charitable work. that community had been chosen to be nonprofit and they tend to be publishers of high literary fiction translation. >> accidently. >> we do have a commitment with to individual writers and a writer gets a, we spend about a million dollars a year or invest million dollars a year every other year in either poetry or prose and allow rider more comfort to go into the commercial market knowing, perhaps, they can take a lower stance. we find translators. that, too, is a wonderful thing because when someone comes out of our process of bonding translation it is more likely that there will say, oh, that what the national endowment for the our translation. i should really have a look at that. so we are fuelling the commercial economy as well. by supporting literary centers where riders free from their work by supporting workshops by
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm EST
excise tax. people say there's the proof. there's a smoking gun. i looked at the business record the business directories in vancouver and discovered that it's david joseph kennedy who said in vancouver, have been born in vancouver, so no, no bootlegging of any sort. here and the local press. >> as you talk about the relationship between joe kennedy and his son john and to what extent john kennedy knew of his father's relationships multiple women and whether that influenced him to follow that same path. >> yes. [laughter] yes and i think there is no kennedys the audience. i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy had an arrangement muchly proves his father that i don't embarrass you and they do whatever i want. and he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same code. i think he embarrassed jackie in a way that is inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i found as i went to austin, texas to see that gloria swanson papers. i teach phd students. i'm probably the only historian who's made the trip to a
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 4:15pm EST
. he has turned jack kennedy's bills, civil-rights bill, tax cut bill, at least started all of them on the road to passage and january 8th is also the day of lyndon johnson's first state of the union speech. the speech in which he makes the presidency his own. with his announcement that america is going to have a war on poverty. if we don't know the man guido, not well enough known in history are wonderful. too many americans live on the outskirts of hope and that is his quote. that is who we have to help. the more detail you learn about how johnson did it, about what he did with congress and what he did to congress, the more amazing accomplishment seems. the civil-rights bill is dead -- if there was only one leader lyndon johnson is going to grab it. if there was one leader he was going to put all his weight behind it. all of a sudden the new york times writes something changed on capitol hill yesterday and the civil-rights bill starts to move. during this brief transition period, what i call "the passage of power" lyndon johnson not only rescued his predecessor's programs but launche
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm EST
everything they have. he's turned in prison on trumped up tax charges twice, but he raises the sprawling brood of chuck irish kids. terence hallinan who miss in this neighborhood, brother patrick, lawyers themselves and of course da of san francisco. the only da, by the way, who was given a hot fix for janis joplin of hair heroin and latest bid to become da of san francisco. so this is a book that really told it self i have to say. these stories and characters are truly larger than life. >> just after that, make japan yen and brian rohan worked in hallinan's office and they were the guys who started halo, he had ran out of the dads front hollar, a victorian house. they were providing legal services to other kids that got bested in the neighborhood. >> is true. since hallinan was the godfather for whole new generation to brian and michael and also tony sir who went on to defend among other things the critters commune with their subject it to one police raid after the next. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> that is a good testament to tony. by the way, but as michael giguere is, just about, anoth
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Dec 22, 2012 3:00pm EST
recreate skinnerville. how do you do that? looking through deeds, vital statistics and tax records, census documents. i should own stock in ancestry.com, i spent so much time and money on that web site. and with all of this i was able to put together what this community consisted of, who lived in what house and where, how many children did they have, who was pregnant at the time of the flood, who had given birth two days before the flood. but there's only so far you can go on your own. there are some things that do just come to you for which you are forever grateful. so one day i received a phone call from what was skinner's home that's a museum. and they told me that a collection of letters had just been donated by a descendant of some sisters who had worked for skinner in his mill in skipperville. and these -- skinnerville. and these letters opened up what it was like to live in the village, what it was like to work for skinner, what he was like as an employer, what it was like to be a mill girl in the middle of the 19th century living in a small factory village, boarding far awa
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Dec 23, 2012 9:00pm EST
constitution is adopted in washington is an office, you have the whiskey tax and the whiskey rebellion. how did they respond to that? >> guest: that went better than fever billion did. but, they recognized the need strong federal government the need to be these checks that would ensure that the states kept power as well. >> host: over time than during the 1800's were the rest of the 1800's, the -- during the 1900's we continue to have guns play a role in the society particularly in the frontier any surprises that he founded study in that era? >> guest: the means of price to me is gun control in the wild west i grew up with westernism in the 50's and well in reality you couldn't carry a gun around in the town like dodge city is a good example. there were walls against that. if you are a cowboy that came in when you were supposed to go story or pistol if you had one. >> host: that doesn't fit with the way that most people think about it. >> guest: this is of course settlements out in the wild prairie, but they are like towns everywhere today. you need to call and order in the towns and i
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Dec 24, 2012 8:30pm EST
treat it that way for responsible adults and tax it. wouldn't it better to have the huge amount of noun pay the firefighter and teachers fix our roads instead of funding juvenile gangs and mexican drug cartels. it's an easy question to answer. >> two of the people you dedicated book to are george and william. >> i'm proud to be in that. you can go on to say it was endorsed by milton free monday a hero of mine. also ouching h of course walter con cited who is a hero in other ways. and george, the former secretary of state. there are resolution to the problem. and i wrote this without having any intention or thought of being involved in another political company. but talk about health care, education, our the failed policy of death of capital punishment, which regardless of your followsfully isn't working. getting in to responsible criminal justice issues and rehabilitaion. that sort of thing. i even recommend we go on the metric system, which is certainly something else. and you said i'm running for vice president governor gary johnson. it's amazing because he from a totally differe
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Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm EST
willing to accept the amendment where you can't get emergency assistance if you are a tax cheater or if you've passed away, with the exception of a funeral benefit i really object to the coburn amendment. my objections have been so well articulated by the gentleman from new york, mr. schumer; by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. menendez, i'm not going to preet them. i'm going to ask unanimous consent that my written rebuttals be in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. ms. mikulski: and in the interest of time, i think we're all agreed the very intent to save money by adding delay and bureaucracy will cost money and will cost time in terms of getting people back on their feet in both their home and in their livelyhoods because remember what we seek here. helping people get their life back and helping get their livelihood back. and i think they have been very well articulated. i would like to take the opportunity to call up and dispose two amendments. i would thraoeubg call up -- i would like to call up in behalf of senator leahy 3403. the presiding officer: the cler
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Dec 21, 2012 8:00pm EST
bus and for some prices higher. these young people and their parents are paying a tax for education and in what country do live in were repeated -underscore? nobody should be made to pay for school, especially when the money is to line the pockets? public transport by the polling accessibility and treatment of disabled and the public transport in our country they desperately need. issues clearly in the best interest of young people we represent and to ignore it beyond just the people. let's make this year the year were reaching =tranfour us to be the last year the issue comes out. >> every restraint ticket the gender balance and this is no exception. i am looking for from the mill stickers, in particular from london. okay, i'm going to take a woman in the second tobacco. yourself, thank you. >> a speaker in opposition for public transport plane that london can =tranfour is a top-rated issue. it is not adjusted to young people and is the main issue. nationally we identify issues of =tranfour and we need to see a representing him. thank you. [applause] >> i think we've got one from sc
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm EST
with these tax increases and spending cuts in a humane and tolerable way. the calm act does all of that. look what happens to people in need if we go over the cliff and just do nothing. on new year's day, the lowest income tax rate will jump from 10% back to the clinton-era rate of 15%. that's a pretty big financial bite for people in west virginia and i know in ohio, too, sir. these are people that are struggling right now. instead of an overnight tax hike of 5%, the calm act smooths the transition by phasing in increases over three years. so instead of a 5% increase, the 10% bracket would only go to 1 1.6% the first year. the calm act does the same with the other tax rate tax rates phm in over three years. but the calm act also puts the senate on record in support of comprehensive overhaul of our tax system. we can still work towards a big fix like the simpson-bowles framework and if we can do that next year, we could stop the full increase from ever occurring. another important feature of the calm act is the way it treats sequestration. again, if we go over the cliff and do noth
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Dec 22, 2012 7:00am EST
that have occurred in terms of coverage and insurance reforms and the various taxes that have been attacked on such as the insurance premium tax, the new fee that was announced for insurers who will be entering into exchanges, the medical device -- those are all going to be passed on to the users. that doesn't mean there aren't enormous potentials for figuring out how to provide care more efficiently for the future. we just have nothing now that should let us expect that that is going to happen. if we are lucky and figure out what works and figure out whether it is scaleable and how to make it part of the medicare program, all of that could change but to gauge the lower payments that are estimated for medicare over the course of this decade reflect lower payments to providers of services, not lower costs by most services to medicare beneficiaries. really important difference. >> is it fair to say -- did i understand correctly what you were saying, to be there really isn't a cost of lowering strategy that is available now? >> the only small items that are actually in the legislation
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm EST
had no power to tax, no power to raise troops. he was simply a debating society for leaders from the various states to argue different policies. the states were almost at war with each other. the states were independent, sovereign nations in effect and the leaders from various dates begin to realize they need a stronger federal government to reroute archons dictation. many, many americans were posted to comp dictation and he became the anti-federalist. they were the federalist and anti-federalist, bitterly opposed to each other from the very beginning, from the signing of the constitution. the anti-federalist gradually became no as republican and democrat republicans. so when john quincy adams was running for office, you now how the republicans or democrat republicans running against the federalist and he was the last of the federalists. the federalist rambis from the beginning, washington and the people who ran the country were really friendly elite. the constitution only other property owners. gradually universal suffrage came in, not universal involving women. don't get your hopes
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Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm EST
articulated the conservative perspective on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after a point to listen to you, especially when they disagree? he said i want come at you last time i trump on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us in this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want you to stand beside mine while we clean this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country and bringing us together. instead, there came the steady mantra of attack and vilify the other side. no ideas. it was just like his 2008 campaign for president was not idea of the spirit is hope and change, lofty speeches with no substance with the letter. he was going to be the post-partisan president and yet almost immediately it was conservatives are hostage takers. they are the economy. they care only about millionaires and billionaires are not children with autism and down syndrome. now what does this approach? why did obama and his administration common wanting to vilify the other
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Dec 22, 2012 12:00pm EST
generally planning he opposed axing taxes because as you can see, he believes will result in were from mexico. i love this poster from a campaign appearance in indiana. he looked at the less, ye shall support in reply from 44, the first couple are typical economic positions. so they're generally the party of economic development in the united states and the 1840's, when you get down to the fourth reason, argue for or against the annexation of texas, for or against an unjust and disgraceful war with mexico. my favorite one, for or against national perfidy, this summer, in disgrace. this is what they say. if you don't vote for him reply you will bring national disgrace of the country will be with the war in mexico. clearly people could see the writing on the wall. canoeing and anti slavery sentiment was widespread and also anti war. so the massachusetts house representatives states this war is immoral and they're going to oppose it. a lot of doing when intellectuals provide a really concerned -- and changing critiques of the war. all these people speak out in pretty strong terms. now, i
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Dec 23, 2012 12:00am EST
amount of money so it'll be 2500 hours for an adult, $8000 for a family. that is your tax subsidy. you can spend additional money that that's after taxes and treat everybody the same. >> what do you mean? >> right now we don't. right now you can next subsidy if your provider -- employer provides you with a plan. under obamacare those inequities are even worse so step one would be to treat everybody the same. when you buy insurance, no matter who you are no matter where you edit you should be the same -- at the same a lot of help from government. >> what about insurance companies? what is the role in reforming the health care system? >> right now they're just big bureaucracies that they need to be variety to. you want to insure against preexisting conditions. you do that when you buy life insurance. do buy life insurance naked prostate cancer test the turns out bad for you that i'll kick you out of plan and health insurance should be the same life. >> to people often compare health insurance policy to auto insurance policy? can they be the same or similar xp i xpi wish they were, becaus
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Dec 22, 2012 2:00am EST
paying a tax for education and in what country do live in were repeated -underscore? nobody should be made to pay for school, especially when the money is to line the pockets? public transport by the polling accessibility and treatment of disabled and the public transport in our country they desperately need. issues clearly in the best interest of young people we represent and to ignore it beyond just the people. let's make this year the year were reaching =tranfour us to be the last year the issue comes out. >> every restraint ticket the gender balance and this is no exception. i am looking for from the mill stickers, in particular from london. okay, i'm going to take a woman in the second tobacco. yourself, thank you. >> a speaker in opposition for public transport plane that london can =tranfour is a top-rated issue. it is not adjusted to young people and is the main issue. nationally we identify issues of =tranfour and we need to see a representing him. thank you. [applause] >> i think we've got one from scotland. >> mori dalston from scotland. i don't think even if it has a heath
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Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm EST
that as a statement of state power. they conscripted within a year and they passed the taxes within basically a year, and they had agents of the federal government all over the south literally taking food out of people's barnes. it was the only way that they could feed the army. so, fay and pressed which was an enormous fight, that is the fascinating part of the story is these huge slaveholders go to war to protect and then they find out the new government is there to protect them in the war but it turns out the federal government wants to and needs to use them to win the war. it is this the enormous cost of between the slave holders and the government and they also read equals and the government that says congress could never abolish slavery. so they literally had a problem of sovereignty they couldn't even reach them as more bodies to use for military labor for example they couldn't reach them without the permission of the owner. they had codified and unambiguous terms the status of slaves and private property and they had to live with that. can you imagine a lot of them were mort
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
regulations are increasing taxes. that's one way of looking at it. the way most people look at it i tested two bytes record of popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction in gridlock, a congress in which half a loaf has never been better than none. there were compromises really seem to be a foreign policy, naming a policy for him to the world's great deliberative body. >> you actually think that people are granted 2010 it got elected or the people ran before and it now ascended to positions of leadership believes that go with a solution or they were like that to not do things i supposed to do things? >> well, again, from a class of 2010 and our effort to the the 87 freshman, the so-called tea party class of the 112 congress, their belief is they are doing precisely what the people who elected them did, which is rolled back obama initiatives, cut spending. a lot that the debt ceiling should not be increased under a circumstances where they feel like i was a failure. but they basically believe their job is first to obstruct barack obama a
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Dec 30, 2012 1:05am EST
intellectual property against intellectual property and we're on the wrong purpose where the tax sector uses intellectual property that does not compensate the people who make it. there are many of their conversations but we watch transition. there are opportunities for both the governmental and non-governmental partnerships. france and most support agreements and britain latigo and it hurt the publishing industry. that is set and firm. >> are you hot style to that? >> not at all. i think it has kept businesses in business and also provided the riders with the royalties but. >> what is maddening at the moment to say everything should be free? >> this is the divide with kugel and microsoft to get rid of copyrights but they cannot live on she's. some of them came and. >> and biscuits and rice. >> why we are here. >> are you on this attitude was publishing and finance? >> we have an instinct for the people that produce literature or history but we're not in the business to make lot. and we have an instinct wanting to have access. there is the distinction between supporting the concept that
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Dec 24, 2012 1:30pm EST
think a carbon tax might be a better policy, but cap and trade is not something that i think is a good idea. that was the main thrust of their climate change legislation that barely passed the house, 219-212. it was so unpopular in the senate that they didn't even take it up, okay? joe manchin had my -- he's a senator from west virginia, very famously took the cap and trade bill and tacked it to a tree -- he's a democrat -- and he shot it with a rifle. [laughter] so that pretty much killed the legislation. i mean, he literally killed the legislation. so that's, so that's why that didn't go on in the senate. also even though we have now let the ethanol sub subsidy for corn expire, we have not waifed the ethanol -- waived the ethanol mandate for fuel. so still your gasoline has to have 15% ethanol blended into it. that is a horrible idea. it's a horrible policy. the reason is because there's people on the other side of the world right now who don't have food, and when we're diverting our corn to make gas for our cars, people on the other side of the world starve. so it's not a good
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Dec 22, 2012 10:00am EST
the united states has made much progress when contribution on the estate tax and adversaries need to make progress and ready to respond, that is a technical issue. that is a scientific issue and is not a legal issue. the law is pretty clear, with their accumulated enough facts to know who to tax and who should not, that is something that is not a problem with the lawyers. if i can add one thing my friend stewart talks about, our strategy for nuclear war, i was assigned to the nuclear command. united states's plans conform with the law of war. i don't see anyone willing to take this on because we happen to have a low regard, i don't see any nascent out there willing to line up to take the sun. >> on that response, would that be a high scale act, how would you determine that? how does charlie see that as an issue for the cyber issue? >> i have a dumb question. i am sorry. dumb question for us to get hung up on. not a dumb question for you to ask because it is being asked but we should not get the lawyers to determine this. the real question is what would be the best military posture fo
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Dec 23, 2012 10:00pm EST
research, archives, eddied, probate documents, of vital statistics, a tax records records, census, i should own stock with ancestry.com i spend so much money on the web site. i put together with this committee consisted of. , the children did they have? to lift? who was pregnant at the time, given birth two days before, there is only so far you can go on your own but something's come when you are forever grateful. one day i received a phone call from skinner's home that is now a museum and they told me a collection of letters was just donated by a descendant of sisters who had worked for skinner and his mill and its skinnerville they opened up what it was like to live in the village. when it was like to work for skinner, as an employer, a mill girl and the middle of the 19th century. living far away from home but at this time millwork was very respectable for a young woman. if you had ambitions, you could make a lot of money, you would not lose any respectability, it did not affect your character, a sense of independence, and make your own money. bill littlefield sisters from upstate
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00am EST
issued a two state in 1937 because the landlord hadn't been paying his taxes. the state hadn't come in and taken possession, but that landlord had no right to their rent from 1937 although he threw and they were forced out in 1942. bill and cleveland injures his back at the factory returns to the west coast with mary and little billy and besides to reopen his garage in hollywood. his father-in-law more or less tinkers. he creates a maker that gets installed in a store in los angeles, a matter returned to productive economic life. what about little billy? billy is now 72, lives in anaheim. he became the recreational parachutist. more than 1100 free falls in his career until he finally stopped because of injury. anyway to work in the aviation industry. [laughter] he designed exit systems for airplanes and ultimately win in two operations for several major aviation centers. these photographs, these colors by, not prince, but slide that boxed up in villa manbo's closet for decades, which is why they look so great. kodachrome has enormous staying power if they are treated properly. he sa
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Dec 30, 2012 12:15am EST
states, there is a tax designation which allows a publisher to be essentially charitable. thus, it moves itself out of the commercial from and is designated as nonprofit. it's doing work for the public good. it is in essence allowed to take charitable contributions to two this essential work. so that community who have chosen to be nonprofit and they tend to be publishers of high literary fiction translation, poetry. [inaudible] >> we do actually. we fund fellowships to writers and a raider who gets a fellowship we spend a million dollars a year, invest a million dollars a year every of of the year in either poetry or prose and it allows it brighter more comfort to go into the commercial market knowing they can take a lower advance. we fund translators and that too is a wonderful thing because when someone comes out of our process of funding translation it is more likely that gray will forge a row or knopf will say -- we are feeling the commercial economy as well by supporting centers where they support workshops. we are all at some level or others, writers will move to gray wolf b
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Dec 24, 2012 7:15am EST
together in northwest washington in a neighborhood that included tax slaves not only of present the best president madison but also president washington -- jennings married a second wife. so he had a new job. a new wife, was reunited with his children and he bought this property, a wood frame modest house at 18 street in northwest washington. he worked in the pension office for many years and in 1861 there was a new co-worker named john brooks russell. if you read a colored man's reminiscences of james madison and the entire memoir is included as an appendix in my book you will see that it starts with a preface. and intelligent colored man who works in the department of the interior. he was an eye witness to important history and i thought his recollections worth writing down in almost his own words. paul jennings was himself litter and learned to read and write as a slave. i discovered j.d. are was john brooks russell. he was the one who submitted to a history magazine in 1863 and two years later it was published as a slim volume by the same name with jennings's by line on the title pag
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am EST
steve forbes on a flat tax book and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him many years ago at an event that i did when i was at the university of southern california. and one thing led to another. i moved to new york, back to new york. i should i'm from new york and started working of course. so elizabeth ames, your practical express prior to working at forbes, how do you inject that into a capitalism will say the? >> basically i've learned a lot since forbes. when i was at forbes i learned a lot about markets. and again i was a journalist. i began as a journalist and i worked at business week many years ago as a journalist, but when i started to work as an entrepreneur, i learned about the fact that you really need to have economic freedom is to create jobs. and it's something i learned personally. and if you're just getting a paycheck you really don't understand how government can affect a small business and job creation. i experienced that firsthand. so that was one of the things that led me to think that this would be a use
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Dec 30, 2012 4:15pm EST
great depression that we were going to flatten income inequality and raise taxes and build a vast middle class. we put a lot of money into a public sector that did several things at once. it provided services whether it was public education, teaching children, so welfare services, it is like a dirty word, completely wrong nowadays to have public sector jobs and to think of society and the things we need to do with each other as a good side benefit, not a side benefit the good side benefit would be we created jobs. a lot of the white middle class was built on government work and extending new government jobs. too many white people don't see they had any help or that held that god didn't go to african-americans and latinoss. we had a cultural and political divide where people have different versions of history and what happened and it makes it very hard for us to talk about this. the other meaning of hanna rosin "what's the matter with white people," hanna rosin gets to the best, a republican critique comes out in mitt romney's 47% comments and his notion that obama gave up a bunch
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Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
discrimination was against the woman. [inaudible] paid social security taxes just like the rest of us. but they didn't gain for her family the same protection as the family of a male wage earner who have paid into social security. so the discrimination begins with the woman, and then the man, because he is, his role as parent rather than breadwinner, doesn't get the benefit. there was a unanimous judgment of the supreme court in that case. and by the way, we got it from the district court, from the court of first instance, to the supreme court, before he reached his third birthday. and that is record speed for federal litigation. anyway, the court reach a unanimous verdict, divided three ways. the majority thought it discriminates against the woman wage earner, the very argument i just presented. three thought it discriminates against the male as the parent, and one said, i see this from the vantage point of the baby. it makes no sense, the child should have the opportunity or the personal care of the sole surviving parent. only if that parent is female, not male. of the cases that i
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm EST
insurance program. that loan is a hidden tax that people don't focus on unless it's pointed out to them. it raises the cost to everyone else. that fact never gets talked about. and it should. >> the largest government health care program medicare is frequently reported to have fraud levels of high sometimes $60 billion a year. i think that's a number i heard. >> i heard it. >> so you can imagine the frustration an the part of the public about that kind of . >> absolutely. >> that kind of fraud and abuse. what has this city never been able to get the arms around the level of fraud and abuse. what does it say for the expansion of government-one programs? >> well, the fact is that it's expensive to weed out the waste fraud and abuse. it takes an awful lot of government time and money put in to eliminating it. i think it's worth doing it. i don't think we do it nearly enough because if you stop it, and slow it down, then gradually you can retract the government requirement to weed it out. you get rid of it you don't have to pay as much to keep it out as you do to get out, in my opinion. it'
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Dec 24, 2012 9:45pm EST
person hiding the behind the machine that say raise taxes now. and if you don't raise taxes now you violated the fiscal cliff. do you want to be the person who stands up and destroying america? do you want to go on one of the national networking and explain your reactionary and out of touch with life you don't care that america is going to die late on thursday? [laughter] it's all right if that's kind of person you are. we're never going schedule you. you will be never on television. you are clearly weird. [laughter] let me start with the idea and say there is no fiscal cliff. we had a bad election. we did a number of stupid things. we faced an opponent smarter than we were. ronald reagan when he was most important single statement is february 1975 in washington at the conservative political action committee meeting. now i was part of this. i ran in '74. i had no sense of timing. so i picked watergate to run in. [laughter] i'm in georgia, i'm a yankee born army brat with a strange accent, a weird name, running as a republican during wear gait. it was beyond not clever. [laughter] th
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Dec 29, 2012 10:30am EST
taxes than he does and acknowledges that class war is being waged and that this class is booming. rather remarkable. i want you to talk about events and the eurozone, europe and how that is affecting the economic crisis here. your visit, an example of successful example of an alternative to of the capitalist economic model in spain. >> first of all, warren buffett, there again i think the contradictory as of all of this is at play. on the one hand, yes, there have always been people like him on the side of the wealthy, the big corporations, who have a clear understanding that at a certain point it becomes dangerous to keep going in that direction. you cannot keep having a smaller and smaller number of people doing really well in a sea of people that are having a harder and harder time. pushing, but don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg in the end. so there are always voices like that. not the only one. there are a whole bunch of people like that to see that and to have the courage or the comfort or the security to say it. remember also, the same warren buffett he says that is a m
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Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
hiding behind the machine who will say raise taxes now. and if you don't raise taxes now, you'll have violated the fiscal cliff. now, do any of you want to be the person who stands up and destroys america by violating the fiscal cliff? do you want to explain that you are so out of touch of life that you don't care america's going to die late on thursday? [laughter] it's all right if that's the kind of person you are, because we just need to know it now because we're never going to schedule it. [laughter] after all, you're or clearly weird. [laughter] so let me start with the fiscal cliff idea and say there is no fiscal cliff. let me say second act conservatives and republicans -- about conservatives and republicans who are demoralized, get over it. we had a bad election. we did a number of stupid things. we faced an opponent who worked harder than we did, did some clever things. ronald reagan, one of his most important single statements is february 1975 in washington at the conservative political action committee meetingment now, i was part of this. i ran in '74. i've had no sens
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
of this $60 billion to true tax cheats -- and that doesn't mean something that's under discussion or under litigation. that's ones that have already been deemed tax cheats. and the second thing is to not pay money to people who are deceased already. what did we learn from katrina? we -- we learned that nearly a billion dollars of katrina money went to people who owed billions and billions of dollars to the federal government. so -- and these weren't disputable facts. these were real facts. we also learned that we spent significantly, over $100 million, granting grants and money to people who were deceased. so all we're saying in this bill let's learn from our mistakes and let's not do the same thing. so this puts a prohibition on money going to people who have a legitimate adjudicated claim by the i.r.s. against their not paying taxes due to the federal government that they in fact will not participate because they didn't participate. and the second thing is if in fact you don't exist anymore in life, you shouldn't be collecting money off our kids to pay for something that isn't a re
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